How to apply

The application process to Finnish universities can be overwhelming and confusing sometimes, but no worries as Edunation Team will be guiding you through every step of the process.

1. Required Documents

2. Application General Guide

3. Frequently Asked Questions


Required documents

*The full extent of the required documents also depends on the university and/or the degree you are applying for. Thus, please check each university page individually to get more specific information about the required documents. All documents submitted must be in English, Finnish or Swedish and notarized.  

    • Scanned copy of your secondary school certificate (for bachelor’s studies) or bachelor’s diploma (master’s studies)
    • Scanned copy of your passport or national ID
    • Language certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, etc) or SAT, if possible

Application General Guide

Read the information and remember to follow every step. This is how you start your new exciting study journey.

  1. Learn about admission requirements for bachelor’s degree or master’s degree.
  2. Choose a university and a degree program you would like to study
  3. Register your account on Edunation’s application portal 
  4. Browse your chosen study program and create your application. The application period has closed? Sign up here to get notified when admission is open again.
  5. Attach the required documents
  6. Check your email to receive feedback and guidance for the next steps.

If you fulfill the admission requirements, you will receive an acceptance from the university within a couple of weeks from submitting your application. Only then can you start your visa or residence permit application process. You will also be notified by email if you do not get accepted.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many study programs can I apply for? 

A: You can apply up to 2 universities and degree programs per application period.

Q: I have previously applied through Edunation, but haven’t been accepted. Can I apply again?

A: Yes, you may apply as many times as you wish. However, we strongly recommend that you make sure you meet all the admission requirements before applying.

Q: Can I apply if I haven’t received my graduation certificate yet?

A: Yes, you may apply, as long as you are certain that you will receive it before the start of your studies in Finland. Some universities may require it to be submitted even before. Check the application form of the university you want to apply to in order to see their requirements.

Q: Do I need to mail my application and documents to Edunation?

A: No, you only have to submit it online.

Q: How can I get assistance with my application process?

A: You can contact our office at any time either through our email or our phone number +358 50 354 8603. You will reach us best from Monday to Friday between 9 am to 4 pm Finland time (UTC +2)

Q: Where will I get information on the admission results?

A: After you have submitted your application with the required documents, it takes about 3-4 weeks for the university to make the decision about the accptance or rejection. You will receive the results by email.

Q: Can I apply if I haven’t received my language certificate yet?

A: We have several programs in our offering where language certificate is not required. Please, check the admission requirements for each university and degree program that you are interested in applying to.

However, if a language certificate is required, it unfortunately needs to be attached in the application. Thus, you cannot apply if you haven’t received it yet. If you apply without it, we will keep your application, but will be unable to process it until you submit the missing documents.

Q: Do I have to take part in the entrance exam in Finland?

A: No. Edunation strives to simplify the application process to Finnish universities, which means the eradication of entrance exams in Finland. However, some universities may require you to take an online exam.

If you have additional questions about the process or the required attachments, contact us at

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